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White Mills Man Dies In Construction Accident

(RADCLIFF, Ky.) -- A construction worker died on Thursday morning when the trench he was working in collapsed on top of him.

Tommy Hensley, 42, was standing about eight feet deep in the trench in a new construction site off Hill Street when the sides of the trench caved in, Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

Hensley died before rescue teams arrived at the scene, Shumate said. The cause of death is unknown. Hensley's body remained trapped in the trench late Thursday afternoon.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Hardin County coroner pending the recovery of the body.

Work has been suspended at the site while rescue workers try to stabilize the area. Federal authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

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